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Video: Dawn arrives in Canada's Rockies

Video: Dawn arrives in Canada's Rockies
Just outside the town of Banff in Canada's Banff National Park. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

Any time of day is grand when you're in the Canadian Rockies. But dawn at the edge of an iced-up lake is especially bracing.

This video was shot at the edge of Vermilion Lakes, just outside Banff, in the heart of Canada's Banff National Park. You'll notice an especially rakish mountain in the distance – that's Mt. Rundle. Lake Louise is about 45 minutes down the road.

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